From increasing demand for natural resources driven by the dynamism of the BRIC economies to the impact on oil prices of ongoing political instability in the Middle East, the issues that face our Insurance, Reinsurance and Risk Management business are many and varied. The constant threat of terrorism, kidnap, military coups and piracy that affect the operations of construction companies, oil producers, airlines, shipping companies and other global businesses all fall into this complex mix.
Life is full of risk; it can't be controlled, but it can be managed. Our Insurance, Reinsurance and Risk Management Stream predicts and spreads risk so, in the event of major catastrophes, economies can keep going and people can get on with their lives. For example, Aon co-sponsors Tropical Storm Risk (TSR), which provides real-time mapping and prediction of tropical cyclone windfields worldwide, and provides an outlook report to coincide with the start of the Atlantic hurricane season.
The Global Broking Centre, Retail Broking and Reinsurance Teams deliver dynamic and bespoke intellectual and financial capacity to Aon clients all over the world. We help our global teams provide solutions to meet our clients' specialist insurance, reinsurance and risk management needs. Not only do we act in a wholesale and reinsurance capacity, we also deliver direct retail business to clients where appropriate.
Our summer interns begin with a training and induction period and receive continual on the job training throughout the programme, they are given real responsibility early on to ensure they leave with a deep understanding of their potential future career path. Our interns experience the full lifecycle of our business - from the sales and marketing process and winning new clients, through to the trading of risk in the market and understanding the importance of claims. Client management and an understanding of client needs underpin this lifecycle and are key to all that we do. As such, our interns will meet and develop relationships with a broad spectrum of people including our own industry specialists, our clients and members of the wider London and international reinsurance markets.
To apply for our summer internship programme you will need to be a penultimate year undergraduate student or beyond and on target to achieve at least a 2:1 or equivalent in any discipline. You must be numerically confident and have the desire and ability to excel in a competitive environment where personal communication is key. Building relationships is at the heart of what we do and you'll need to show that you can work collaboratively to develop solutions for our clients.